Mitchell County GAGenWeb, Obituaries


of people who either lived in Mitchell County or were related to residents

Obituary of Billy Rastus Palmer as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 8 Oct 1994. Albany, Georgia. CAMILLA, GA. - Billy Rastus Palmer, 67, of Route 2, Newton died Friday, 7 Oct 1994, at Phoebe Putney Hospital. The funeral will be at 2:00 PM today at Parker Funeral Home with burial in Oakview Cemetery in Camilla. The Rev Ron Stinson will officiate. A native of Mitchell County, Mr. Palmer was an electrician and a member of First Baptist Church in Albany. Survivors include his wife, Marguerite F. Palmer of Newton; two sisters, Wreath Johnson of Camilla and Marie Shiver of Quitman; and three brothers, Jack and Mack Palmer of Camilla and Z. S. Palmer of Cuthbert.

Obituary of Charles P. Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 20 Oct 1922. Camilla, Georgia. It was with sorrow throughout the county that news was received of the death of Mr. Charles P. Palmer, pioneer citizen of Mitchell, and one of the most highly honored and beloved citizens of the county. His death occurred at the country home of Mr. Palmer in Mt. Zion community at 9:00 PM Thursday night, 12 Oct 1922, just about a half mile from the place where he was born seventy four years ago. Mr. Palmer's health had been failing for more than a year and recently had one or two bad attacks he had been lying in a dying condition since early in the week and the end was not unexpected. Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion Church, in sight of the Palmer home on Friday, 13 Oct 1922, at 3:30 PM. A large number of relatives and friends from all parts of the county were present. the services were conducted by Rev W.M. Davis of Meigs. The Masonic Lodge then took charge of the service, laying the body to rest with all the attendant honors and tributes of the order. Mr. Palmer was the son of Seaborn Palmer [this is not correct as his father was Samuel P. Palmer], who fought and was killed in the Civil War, and Betsy Howell Palmer. He was born in this county and spent his entire life on his farm a short distance from the spot where he was born. He was one of the oldest citizens of the county and was one of the original makers of Mitchell. Mr. Palmer had been a Christian since childhood and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church which he had attended all his life. He was a quiet and unassuming man never held an public office or ran for any, spending his entire time on his farm. He possessed the plain, rugged and steadfast qualities of the early settler, was a man of upright, honest and open character traits and was generally admired for his genuineness and true worth. he had been a member of the Masonic Lodge longer than any man in the county and was one of the most beloved members of the lodge. The deceased leaves one sister, Mrs. Betty Griner of Decatur County, and three brothers, Messrs. Harmon, Sam and Seaborn Palmer, all of this county. Surviving him also are his three sons, Messrs. Sam, Hubert, and Tenneth Palmer all of whom live near the old home and four daughters, Mrs. Mart Poore of Sale City; Mrs. Alice Powell and Mrs. V.E. Rackley of Camilla; and Mrs. Claude Frazier of Newton. Mr. Palmer leaves also about forty grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. The death of this splendid citizen, who lived well and died well, is mourned by the entire county, for he was generally beloved and the bereaved and sorrowing family have the deep sympathy of all who knew and loved him in life.

Obituary of Charlie P. Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 28 Feb 1969. Camilla, Georgia. The funeral for Charlie P. Palmer, 81, Rt. 1 of Meigs, Georgia who died Wednesday 26 February 1969 at Mitchell County Hospital, after a lengthy illness, will be held today, 28 February at 3:00 PM at Harmony Baptist Church with Rev Fred Bulloch and Rev J.E. Green officiating. Interment will be in Harmon Cemetery. Born in Mitchell County 24 Oct 1887 he was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church, Meigs Masonic Lodge, Meigs Eastern Star Chapter and was a veteran of World War I. He was married 23 April 1919 to the former Bertha Taylor who survives. Other survivors are son Mac Palmer Sr. of Meigs, and a daughter, Mrs E.P. Fields, Jr. of Meigs. Four brothers; Roy of Cotton, Ben Hill, Albert and Julius of Camilla. Sisters; Mrs. H.H. Yates of Pelham , Mrs. Irene Maples and Miss Vera Palmer of Camilla.

Obituary of Danie May Gay Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 25 Mar 1987. Camilla, Georgia. Dainie Mae Gay Palmer, Tifton, Ga., widow of late Eustis Lamar Palmer, a Camilla native, son of Thomas Embry and Maggie Anderson Palmer, of Camilla, died March 15 at Tift Health Care in Tifton. Services were held March 17 at First Baptist Church in Tifton and burial was at Mount Zion Cemetery in Mitchell County. Born September 6, 1912 in Colquitt County, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Ella Murphy Gay. She was married to the late Eustis Lamar Palmer, who died September 12, 1986. Survivors include two sons, Charles Lamar Palmer of Richton Park, Illinois and Carl D. Palmer of Atlanta; one daughter, Mrs. Diana G. Revels of Lewisville, Texas; two brothers, Curtis Gay of Hartsfield and Clayton Gay of Moultrie; three sisters, Mrs. Nell Parrish of Moultrie, Mrs. Lavelle Parrish of Rochelle, and Mrs. Pierce Bradly of Orlando, Florida, seven grandsons and one great-grandson.

Obituary of Daniel Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 1 Feb 1907. Camilla, Georgia. The immortal spirit of this venerable old gentlemen took its departure from its earthly tenement last Monday, 28 Jan 1907, at 3:15 PM, and while his death was not expected, having been in very feeble health for some time and critically ill for the last two weeks, yet his friends were sorely grieved when it became known that father, grandfather and friend had passed away. Mr. Palmer was in his 89th year and was one of Mitchell county's oldest citizens and possibly no other was more respected that "Uncle Daniel Palmer" as he was familiarly known throughout this entire section. The funeral services were held at the home Tuesday, 29 Jan 1907, afternoon, conducted by Rev B. W. Davis pastor of the Baptist church of which the deceased was a member, after which the remains were carried to the new cemetery (Oakview) for burial, followed by one of the longest funeral processions ever seen in Camilla, over 60 conveyances being in line. Mr. Palmer is survived by his wife, two sons, Messrs J. B. and J. H. Palmer and two daughters, Mrs. G. W. Baggs and Mrs. Mittie Spence, besides a host of other relatives to mourn his death. To the bereaved ones of both these excellent families the ENTERPRISE extends sincere condolence.

Obituary of Dora Smith Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 6 Jan 1989. Camilla, Georgia. Dora Smith Palmer, 86, of Camilla, died Tuesday 3 Jan 1989 at the Pelham Parkway Nursing Home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM, 5 Jan at Braswell Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev Harris Malcom officiating. Burial was in Pinecrest Memory Gardens. Mrs. Palmer was born in Mitchell County 25 Sep 1902, the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Frances Stephens Smith. She was a homemaker and the wife of Tenneth G. Palmer. She was a member of the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Daniel Palmer of Camilla, Roy Palmer of Sylvester and Gene Palmer of Americus; one brother, James Robert Smith of Pelham; four sisters, Elizabeth Maples of Camilla, Bertha Robinson of Thomasville, Francis Harris of John's Island, SC, and Mrs Coke L Barr of Jacksonville, Fla.

Obituary of Elouise Faircloth Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 1 Jun 1951. Camilla, Georgia. Causing deep sorrow to numerous friends and a wide family connection throughout the county was the death of Mrs. Sam L. Palmer at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Sunday, 27 May 1951, afternoon at the age of 59. Mrs. Palmer had been in ill health for some time but was able to go about her daily routing. She recently suffered a vocal stroke that took her voice away and she entered Mitchell County Hospital for treatment. As her condition grew worse she was moved to Atlanta for further diagnosis and treatment but death came after she had been there four days. Mrs. Palmer was a native of Mitchell County, the former Miss Eloise Faircloth, daughter of Mrs. Allie Williams Faircloth and the late Elias Faircloth. Survivors include her husband Sam L. Palmer; two daughters, Mrs. Tom Collins of Camilla and Mrs. Bob Simus of Sacramento, Cal., four sons, Faircloth Palmer of Bainbridge, Elmo Palmer of Tallahassee, Fla., Loyd Palmer of Pavo and Waldo Palmer, a senior at the University of Georgia; her mother; four sisters, Mrs. A. T. Rigsby of Sale City, Mrs. Curtis Sheperd of Camilla, Mrs. W. H. Varner of Moultrie and Mrs. Bob Wright of Elberton; three brothers, Jack Faircloth of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Albert Faircloth of Camilla and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, 29 May 1951, afternoon at 3:00 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the pastor Rev Bill Carter of Pelham, Rev Charles Duncan, pastor of First Baptist Church in Camilla and Rev O. M. Cates of Sale City Church, joining in conducting the services. Active pall bearers were James Cash, Milward Faircloth, John Faircloth, Daniel Palmer, Roy Palmer, Harry Wright, Rudolph and Randolph Rigsby, Allen Embanks, Lamar Gay, Bennie Merritt, Jr. and Leonard Embanks. Bramlett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Emory Cecil Palmer Jr. as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 7 Sep 1996. Albany, Georgia. ELBERTON, GA. - Emory Cecil Palmer Jr., 56, of Elberton, formerly of Albany, died Wednesday, 4 Sep 1996, at Elbert Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 11:00 AM Monday, 9 Sep 1996, in Forest Hills Memorial Park Cemetery. Dr. Jack Jackson will officiate. A native of Camilla, Mr. Palmer was parts manager of Welborn Automotive in Elberton and was a veteran of the Marine Corps. He was a member of Elberton First Baptist Church. Survivors include his mother, Myrtis Worsham Palmer of Augusta, Ga.; three daughters, Debbie Garcia and Amanda Palmer of Augusta, and Melissa Palmer of Florida; and two grandchildren. Hicks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Forrest Lewis Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 12 Jul 1912. Camilla, Georgia. Forrest Palmer, the twelve year old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Palmer, who lived a few miles east of Camilla, was drowned yesterday while in swimming with some other boys about his own age. The body was recovered after having been under water for several minutes and every effort was made to resuscitate the child but after several hours of hard work all efforts were found futile. The accident occurred about 9:30 o'clock yesterday morning. The little boy, with his two brothers, had gone over to the home of his uncle, Mr. J. L. Palmer, and with several other children, they had gone to a small pond nearby to go in swimming. It seems, from the children's account of the accident, that he had gone out on a log or something and fell off into water that was about five feet deep. The other children were so badly frightened that they were unable to help him and ran to the house for help. Neither Mr. nor Mrs. Palmer were at home and they telephoned to Mr. John Phillips' farm and he and Mr. Jim Swindle left immediately for the pond. Sheriff Crow was passing about the time the children were telephoning and seeing that they were excited, asked the cause. He started at once for the scene of the accident and arrived about the time Messrs. Phillips and Swindle and a negro man came up. They went into the water and soon found the body of the child, which had then been under water for fully fifteen minutes. Taking the child to the house, they telephone for Drs. Lewis and Brown and then resorted to all methods of resuscitation known to them while waiting for the arrival of the physicians The physicians were unable to do more than had already been done and pronounced the case hopeless. The sad case has excited the sympathy of the whole community where the parents of the little boy have many friends. Mrs. Palmer had gone to visit relatives in Meigs and Mr. Palmer was in town at the time of the accident.

Obituary of Fred Kennon Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 24 Feb 1956. Camilla, Georgia. Fred Kennon Palmer died at the age of 40 in Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany, Monday night, 20 Feb 1956, following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday, 22 Feb 1956, at 3:30 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Camilla with Rev Charles Duncan officiating, assisted by the Rev P. J. Keadle and the Mt. Zion pastor. Pall bearers were J. L. Bettison, James Holton, Frank Palmer, C. M. Stripling, Lynwood Shiver, Bill Manry, Lewis Campbell and Morris Kolbie. Bramlett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements and interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Palmer was connected for a while with the Camilla Fire Department and he also worked as a retail salesman at Smith Installment Company in Camilla. He was a member of Lake Pleasant Baptist church. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom H. Palmer of Camilla, two sisters, Mrs. A. L. Johnson of Camilla and Mrs. Stanley Shiver of Quitman; six brothers; Theodore, Euitt and Jack of Camilla, Zuber (Tony) of Cuthbert, Billy of Albany and Max of the U. S. Navy.

Obituary of George Washington Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 13 Aug 1909. Camilla, Georgia. Mitchell County lost a good citizen and one of her most substantial farmers last Friday evening, when Mr. George Palmer answered the call which comes to every man sooner or later, and passed out of this life after a long career of usefulness and honor among a people who knew him well and esteemed him highly. Mr. Palmer, who was 56 years of age, was stricken about three weeks ago with acute indigestion which left him in such a weakened condition as to invite the recurrence of an old liver complaint, from which he had been a sufferer for many years. As soon as the second trouble took hold of him it was seen by those who watched by his bedside that he was a doomed man, nevertheless a fight for his life was immediately instituted which combined the skill of physicians from Camilla, Sale City, and Albany. His constitution, however, was not sufficient to withstand the disease and he gradually grew weaker until Friday evening about 6 o'clock he lapsed into a state of coma and died at ten 'clock. Mr. Palmer was born and raised in the eastern part of this county and lived there until his death. He was a well-to-do farmer who had prospered as a result of hard work and good business judgement, his relatives with others being invariably characterized by the utmost fairness and honesty. His habits of life were simple and unobtrusive and in keeping with the plain man he was. Besides a host of friends and kinspeople, he leaves a widow and nine children: Messrs J. L.; T. E.; and George W. Palmer and Mrs. M. J. Akridge, Mrs. B. C. Williams and Misses Viola, Ella, Mary, and Vinie Palmer. Four brothers, Messrs. Chars. P.; H. P.; Sam P.; and S. E. Palmer and two sisters, Mrs. J. J. Griner, of this county, and Mrs. Doc Griner, of Colquitt, survive him. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. N. Burnett, at the grave in Mt. Zion Cemetery last Saturday afternoon at four o'clock in the presence of a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends, to whom the Enterprise extends deepest sympathy.

Obituary of George Williams Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 2 Apr 1926. Camilla, Georgia. Mr. George W. Palmer, Tax Receiver of Mitchell County and one of the county's most popular and highly regarded officials, died at his home near Camilla last Friday, 26 Mar 1926. at 1:30 AM, following an illness of only one week from influenza and pneumonia. Mr. Palmer's illness first took a serious turn on Wednesday night of last week, but the next morning he appeared to be considerably improved and this improvement continued throughout the day Thursday, with the result that the members of his family who watched at his bedside and the numerous friends who called at the home were much encouraged and hope for his recovery was greatly strengthened. About midnight Thursday night, however, he suffered a recurrence of the attack which gradually sapped his remaining strength and at 1:30 AM the end came. The news of Mr. Palmer's death came as a shock to the people of the county, many of whom had seen him only a few days before as he visited the various districts of the county on his first tax round of the year. It was while on this trip, engaged in the discharge of the duties of his office, that he contracted influenza which was to so quickly end his career. Mr. Palmer liked about one month of being 43 years of age. He was born and reared in this county and was a son of the late George Palmer, a pioneer citizen of this county. Always frail of body he was never the less a man of much energy and made a success as a farmer on the old place located near Camilla. In 1924 he offered for Tax Receiver of the county and was elected by a very large vote of his friends and fellow citizens. He had served a little more than a year of his term when he was taken by death. He was an active member of several fraternal organizations and as a citizen exerted an influential on the moral side of all questions affecting the community in which he lived. Generous, kind and upright in all of his dealings with his fellow man, everyone who knew him loved him and to these the news of "little George's" death brought the deepest sorrow. Mr. Palmer is survived by his aged mother and 8 brothers and sisters, as follows: James L. Palmer, T. T. Palmer, Mrs. M. J. Akridge, Mrs. B. C. Williams, Miss Viola Palmer, Mrs. F. A. Jones, Mrs. Johnnie Embanks, and Mrs. O. L. Davis. Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion Baptist church Sunday afternoon, 28 Mar 1926, at 2:30 PM and a large throng of sorrowing friends from all over the county gathered at the little country church to pay their respects to the dead. The services were conducted by Rev H. N. Burnett, assisted by Rev J. G. Graham and Rev H. W. Joiner. after the services at the church the casket was borne to the cemetery nearby by the Masonic brethren and the beautiful ceremonies of this order marked the final exercises at the grave. The pall bearers were: W. E. Hughes, Iverson Bennett, A. R. Roles, J. C. Smith, J. E. Hayes and B. H. Hurst. Many beautiful floral offerings gave evidence of the high esteem in which the deceased was held by his friends. The tenderest sympathy of a host of friends is extended the aged mother and the other family members of the bereaved family in this sorrow that has come to them.

Obituary of Harmon Preston Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 18 Oct 1935. Camilla, Georgia. After several months of tedious illness, Mr. Harmon Palmer passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Chan Powell, in Pelham, Wednesday morning about nine o'clock. Although his death was not unexpected yet it caused grief and sorrow among his large band of relatives and his host of friends throughout the county. Uncle Harm was passing his eighty fourth milestone of life, having spent a long fruitful life among us. He was one of the pioneer settlers of our county and was always one of Mitchell's most active and substantial citizens. He lived with his son and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Palmer, of Cotton, for many years and most of his farming interests were in our community also. Up until a few months before his death he was very active for his advanced age and he made regular visits with his children. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at Mt. Zion Baptist church with Rev. S. O. Thomas, assisted by Rev. Eller, of Pelham, in charge. The Pelham choir gave two comforting hymns. Interment was held in the Mt. Zion cemetery. He is survived by one brother, Seb Palmer, and the following children: Mrs. Chan Powell, Mrs. Rask Embanks, Mrs. Lee Embanks, Mr. R. P. Palmer, Ambrose, J. O.; R. H. and T. H. Palmer. Twenty seven grandchildren also survive. Active pallbearers were: B. F. King, M. L. Pullen, R. L. Goodson, T. L. Wilder, J. M. Hayes, Jack Payne, J. T. Flynt, and J. C. Leonard.

Obituary of Harry Lamar Palmer as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 2 Feb 1995. Albany, Georgia. CAMILLA, GA. - Harry L. Palmer, 63, of Moultrie died Wednesday, 1 Feb 1995, in Camilla from natural causes. The Funeral will be at 3:00 PM today in Westview Cemetery in Moultrie. The Rev Harris Malcolm will officiate. A native of Sale City, Mr. Palmer was a grocery store manager and an Air Force veteran. Survivors include three daughters, Sharon H. Buckner and Lynn H. Wisham of Albany, and Lynda H. Sullivan of Moultrie; two sons, Robert Hardin and Ernie Hardin of Moultrie; his mother Reba Palmer of Camilla; a sister, Eillen Keadle of Raliegh, N. C.; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Parker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Hubert Lee Palmer as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 25 May 1995. Albany, Georgia. PELHAM, GA - Hubert Lee Palmer, 77, of Pelham died Tuesday, 23 May 1995, at John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville. The funeral will be at 3:00 PM today at Braswell Funeral Home with burial in Hopeful Cemetery. The Rev Hebert Henderson and Dr. Russ Elkins will officiate. A native of Mitchell County, Mr. Palmer was a retired farmer and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Neadom Palmer of Pelham, Terry Palmer of Bainbridge, Don Taylor of Pelham and Junior Taylor of Cotton; three daughters, Dianne Pollock of Camilla, Vickie Ivans of Pelham and Janice Williams of Napa, Ca; a sister, Vela Trammell of Pelham; 24 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Obituary of Inez Edison Palmer as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 11 April 1996. Albany, Georgia. Camilla, Ga. - Inez Edison Palmer, 81, of Camilla died Tuesday, 9 Apr 1996, at her residence. the funeral will be at 10:00 AM Friday, 12 Apr 1996, at First Baptist Church with the burial in Oakview Cemetery. The Rev. Harris Malcolm will officiate. A native of Mitchell County, Mrs. Palmer was a homemaker and the widow of James Wiley Palmer Sr. Survivors include a daughter, Judy Birdsong of Camilla; a son, James Wiley Palmer Jr. of Atlanta; three sisters, Mattie Bush, Helen E. Burnette and Mae Bell Phelps, all of Camilla; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation will be 7:30-9:00 PM today at Parker Funeral Home.

Obituary of Isaac Lester Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 2 Nov 1988. Camilla, Georgia. Isaac Lester Palmer, 89, of Pelham, died 30 Oct 1988 at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany, Georgia. Services were held Tuesday, 1 Nov 1988 at 3:00 PM at the Mispah Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Hushel Walker officiating, assisted by Elder Max Childs. Burial was in the Mispah Cemetery. Palmer, born 26 June 1899, in Grady County, was the son of the late Elijah and Georgia McClelland Palmer. A retired farmer, he was a member of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife Thelma Palmer of Pelham; two sons, K.D. Palmer Sr. and Gary Palmer of Pelham; one daughter, Mrs. Donnie "Zelma" Williams of Pelham, one brother, A. Mitt Palmer of Pelham; one sister, Dollie Wiggins of Pelham; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers were grandsons and Edsel Palmer. Braswell Funeral Home of Pelham had charge of arrangements.

Obituary of James Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 9 Nov 1917. Camilla, Georgia. Private James Palmer, of Company B, 106th Engineers, stationed at Camp Wheeler, died last Sunday, 5 Nov 1919, of pneumonia. The young soldier was a son of Mr. Sam P. Palmer, of this county, but was called to the service from Grady county, where he had been living for some time. The remains were shipped to Sale City Tuesday and were accompanied by Corporal L. C. Harris of the same company as the deceased. Arriving at Sale City, the body was taken in charge by relatives and friends and the funeral services were held at the Mt. Zion Baptist church, a few miles east of Camilla. Rev H. N. Burnett conducted the services, which were attended by a large number of relatives and friends. Interment followed in the Mt. Zion cemetery. Mr. Palmer is the second of the Mitchell county soldiers to die from natural causes while serving the country. Mr. Palmer had been in the service only a few weeks when attacked with measles, pneumonia developing later. He was a young man of strong physique and fine character endowed with those qualities of courage and loyalty which are essential to a good soldier. That he died before finishing his training at the Army camp makes his service and sacrifice none the less worthy of the appreciation of his fellow countrymen and his memory deserving of the honor that is accorded a patriot who gives himself to the service of his country. The citizens of the entire county sympathize deeply with the bereaved parents in their loss of a worthy son.

Obituary of James Hilliard Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 28 Aug 1908. Camilla, Georgia. Camilla was greatly shocked Tuesday, 25 Aug 1908, afternoon last when it was announced on the streets that Mr. James H. Palmer had, at 1:00 PM, died at his home on Scott Street, after an illness of only two days. Mr. "Son" Palmer, as he was more familiarly known among his neighbors and friends, was one of Camilla's most prominent citizens and a man universally respected throughout the county for his genial disposition and upright character and in his straight forward dealings with his fellow man. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist church in Camilla and was always loyal to his church and his home town, having served the city with honor and ability as Mayor for one or more terms. Mr. Palmer was preceded to the grave about four months ago by his elder brother, Mr. J. B. Palmer, and ever since that sad event he has been more or less despondent because of his physical condition., he weighing about 330 pounds. It is said that he remarked to some of his intimate friends that he would not live through the year and when he was taken sick last Monday, he remarked to a friend that the end was near, but while it was known that he was a real sick man, yet it was not thought that he was in a critical condition, therefore his sudden demise was indeed a great shock to his family and the entire community. Mr. Palmer is survived by two sisters, Mrs. George Baggs and Mrs. Mittie Spence, his devoted wife and nine children, and to these loved ones the sympathy of the entire community is extended. The funeral services were held at the home at 10:30 AM Tuesday, 26 Aug 1908, conducted by his pastor, Rev B. W. Davis and were attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends, after which the interment was made at the new cemetery (Oakview). In the death of Mr. "Son" Palmer, the editor of the ENTERPRISE, has lost one of his best friends in Camilla, and to the sorrowing wife and children our heart goes out in sincere sympathy. Undertaker L. J. Hay looked after the interment and the following gentlemen acted as pall bearers: G. B. Cochran, J. L. Green, W. A. Bennett, T. R. Bennett, W. N. Spence, George Stripling, R. T. Cochran and Capt. John C. Turner.

Obituary of James Lamar Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 20 Mar 1953. Camilla, Georgia. James Lamar Palmer, 78, pioneer citizen of Mitchell County, died at his country home near Camilla at 11:15 AM Wednesday, 18 Mar 1953. He had been in failing health for several years and had suffered two strokes last fall but had been able to go about. His final illness, several hours duration, came as a surprise but not entirely unexpected. Funeral services will be held this afternoon, 20 Mar 1953, at 3:00 PM at the residence. Rev Charles Duncan, pastor of the First Baptist Church, which he had attended, will officiate. Rev N. H. Williams will assist. Bramlett Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements and interment will follow in Oakview cemetery. Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Ella Baker, with whom he was happily united 58 years ago; two sons, Alton and Donovan of Camilla; six daughters, Mrs. J. L. Gray, Mrs. B. M. Archibald, Mrs. A. J. Osteen, Mrs. Ermine Branch, all of Camilla, Mrs. Clyde Dewitt of Acworth, and Mrs. J. T. Alexander of Waverly Hall. Fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. Born 78 years ago the son of the late George W. and Katherine Ford Palmer, James Lamar Palmer had spent his entire life in this county, had become one if its most prominent farmers and citizens., he served on the County Democratic Executive Committee a number of years, several as chairman. he was the oldest Mason in the county with 52 years membership in the organization which he headed as Worshipful Master for 12 years. Recently the Masons honored him on his 50 year membership. At the time of his death he was also the oldest Director of the GAS & C Railway.

Obituary of James Wiley Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 9 Sep 1988. Camilla, Georgia. James Wiley Palmer, 83, of Camilla died Tuesday 6 Sep 1988 at his home. Services will be held Wednesday, 7 Sep, at 4:00 PM, at the Camilla First Baptist Church, with the Rev E.T. Davis and the Rev Harris Malcom officiating. Burial will be in the Oakview Cemetery. Palmer, born 18 Aug 1905, was the son of W.D. Jr and Julia Spencer Palmer. He was married to Inez E. Palmer of Camilla. He was a member of the Camilla First Baptis Church and was a retired superintendent of the State Department of Transportation. Survivors include his wife, Inez E. Palmer of Camilla; one daughter, Judy Birdsong of Camilla; one son, Dr. Jimmy Palmer of Atlanta; four brothers, W.O. (Buster) Palmer, W.D. Palmer, Jr., Howard Palmer and Frank Palmer, all of Camilla; four sisters, Grace Yeomans of Albany, Vivian Williford and Hazel Clark of Camilla, and Florence Baker of Sale City; and five grandchildren. Parker funeral home of Camilla had charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Jessie Claude Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 12 Jan 1951. Camilla, Georgia. The entire community was sadly shocked by the sudden and unexpected death Wednesday, 10 Jan 1951, afternoon of Jessie Claud Palmer, prominent and beloved Camilla citizen from a heart attack while on the way to the hospital in Thomasville. In apparently perfect health Mr. Palmer was seized suddenly with an attack early Wednesday morning while at the breakfast table at his home. Doctors worked with him for some time and he passed through the attack alright. Arrangements were made for him to enter Archbold Hospital in Thomasville for observation and treatment and around noon Mrs. Palmer and niece Mrs. J. M. Crosson set out with Mr. Palmer for Thomasville. While passing through Ochlocknee he seemed to be suffering a collapse and the ladies rushed on the hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead. his two attacks and death so suddenly that many friends did not learn of his illness until he had passed away, and hosts of friends were shocked and keenly saddened by the news. Funeral services will take place Friday, 12 Jan 1951, at 10:00 AM at the home on the Moultrie Road and will be conducted by the Rev Walter H. Blanks assisted by the Rev Charles C. Duncan. Mr. Palmer was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Palmer, beloved lifetime residents of East Mitchell. He was born at the family home several miles east of town, 23 Dec 1897, growing up on the farm where he inherited love of farming most if his life. He was a graduate of Gordon Military Institute at Barnesville and did post graduate work at other institutions of learning in the State. He was a member of the office personnel of GFA Peanut Association during World War II and has served for the past several past years as bookkeeper with Crow Chevrolet Company. Wonderfully talented as a musician he gave much pleasure through the years with generous use if his talent, with violin and voice. Amiable and gracious of manner, he was beloved by a large circle of friends. He had been a member of the Methodist church for a long number of years. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Margaret Roles, and their son, Dr. Jack R. Palmer, Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James L. Palmer and the following sisters and brothers; Mrs. A. J. Osteen of Charleston, S.C.; Mrs. Clyde Dewitt of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. J. T. Alexander of Waverly Hall; Mrs. J. L. Gray, Mrs. B. M. Archibald, Mrs. Ermine Branch, and Alton and Donoan Palmer all of Camilla.

Obituary of Joseph B. Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 4 Apr 1919. Camilla, Georgia. A gloom was cast over the town last Friday morning when the news came that Joe Palmer, with the American Army in France, had died in the service of his country. The telegram from the War Department received by his mother, Mrs. Laura Palmer, briefly stated that Joe B. Palmer had died from injuries received 15 Mar 1919. Further details of his injuries and death have not been received by his family yet, but it is supposed that he died from no injuries received in battle, his mother having had several letters from since the Armistice, one of them written just a few days before his death, and he has been in good health and was expecting to be on his way home by this time. The death of the young soldier was a sad blow to his loved ones, particularly at this time when his homecoming was was being looked forward to as a certainty. Among friends here the sailing of the 82nd Division, of which Joe was a member, has been one of the chief topics of conversation recently and no one doubted that in a few weeks Joe would be coming home with the rest of the boys. Joe Palmer left Camilla on 19 December 1917, with a number of other young men from this county entering the service of our country. Less than six months later he went across to the war zone where eventually he took part in some of the hardest fighting of the war. In the Argonne Forest, St. Mihiel and many other notable battles, the fame of which has been published throughout the world, he fought as only a red-blooded American can fight and, miraculously, came through it all without a wound. Mitchell county is proud to number such a soldier among those who represented her in the greatest of wars. he gave his young life to his country, and having finished his service died where he fought. He was a member of Company L, 328th Infantry. In civil life Joe was highly esteemed by all who knew him and he was beloved by a large number of friends. Since childhood he had been a member of the Baptist church of this city. He was about 24 years of age. He is survived by his mother, two brothers, Messrs T. C. and Dan Palmer and six sisters, Mrs W. W. Adams, Mrs G. C. Burson, and Misses Mattie, Helen, Louise and Lucy Palmer. the sympathy of many friends throughout the county goes out to the family in their sorrow.

Obituary of John O. Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 15 Mar 1946. Camilla, Georgia. Funeral services were held Wednesday 13 Mar 1946 at 11:00 AM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Rev S. H. Bennett, pastor of the Camilla Baptist Church officiating, for John Palmer, 64, who had been an invalid for the last 35 years and who died Monday, 11 Mar 1946, morning at Milledgeville. Nephews of the deceased served as pallbearers and interment followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. The deceased was born and reared in Mitchell County and leaves several brothers and sisters and other relations who survive him. Bramlett Funeral Home of Camilla was in charge of arrangements.

**********************************  NOTICE  ***********************************
This document is published on this web site with permission from the owner and
may be used for genealogical research purposes only. No commercial use is
permitted. This notice must remain with all reproductions of these electronic
pages regardless of format. Under no circumstances should these pages be
copied, printed, downloaded, or otherwise reproduced for profit or presentation
by any individual or organization without the express written permission of
the file contributor.

© 1997-2003 by Mary Kathryn Kozy
© 2004 by Jacki Jonas and Steve Tanner

This GAGenWeb page was last updated on .

Rhio Gillis logo